Meet the Team of Tutor Doctor Indianapolis
James Dolan, Owner / Education Consultant
Hi, I’m James.
As the proud owner of Tutor Doctor Indy and your education consultant, it is my job to make sure we understand your unique situation, develop individualized academic goals, and provide a solution to help your student be successful. I will deliver a recommendation for success that will help us put your student on a path towards better educational achievement. We will start with a personalized conversation that discusses your student’s learning needs and focused areas for tutoring. The first step is for us to connect- you can call me at (317) 527-4795 or fill out our form and I will contact you for a stress-free, no-obligation, transparent call about the academic support you are seeking.
It is my responsibility to make sure we exceed your expectations. You should know that I have very high (some might say unrealistic!) expectations of the service we provide to our clients- especially when it comes to quality, communication, and performance. I have confidence our tutors will provide an extremely high level of service and if there is ever a time when you have questions or concerns, you will always have my personal contact information to reach out to me directly so I can promptly respond to your needs. It is my ultimate goal to ensure that Tutor Doctor Indy always provides a high-quality client experience for as long as you need academic support.
I have more than 20 years of business experience here in Central Indiana. After graduating from Purdue University with a BS in Industrial Engineering, I spent seven years with UPS in various roles from engineering and management to operations and delivery. I transitioned into education in 2011, where I launched and directed the Logistics Training & Education Center (LTEC) for Vincennes University in Plainfield, Indiana. I was accountable for academic programming for 10 years and we served more than 3,000 students who were pursuing workforce development and job readiness training, industry certifications, and academic courses leading to associate degrees in Supply Chain & Logistics Management (SCLM). My experience from engineering to management to education to leadership has helped prepare our team to be in the best position possible to help your student. My wife and I have three students in the Hamilton Southeastern School District, so I understand the challenges our students are facing today with uncertainty, eLearning, and technology. I also understand the challenges parents are facing with juggling our own work responsibilities and managing our children’s education. I have deep respect for Indiana’s teachers and school administrators, especially as education continues to evolve. I believe that Tutor Doctor Indy is here to be an extension of the child’s classroom and provide the one-to-one personalized learning experience to guide your student on their educational journey. We are all in this together and Tutor Doctor Indy is here to help!
Angela Dougherty, Tutor Experience Manager
Hi, I’m Angela.
My role focuses on recruiting talented and professional tutors who have both subject-matter expertise, as well as an acute understanding and appreciation for the uniqueness of how each student learns.
I have over 10 years of experience in education, focused in multiple different areas. I hold a BS in Secondary Education from Central Michigan University and a MS in Leadership from Trine University. I taught for two years at the middle-school level as a 6th and 8th grade English and History teacher at both Carmel Clay Schools and MSD Warren Township. Afterwards, I went on to work at the Indiana Department of Education where I was the Coordinator of Indiana’s English Learning (EL) and Migrant Education Programs. I then worked for Vincennes University in Indianapolis as a Grant Manager, overseeing, and securing multiple federal, state, and local grants aimed at providing short-term educational training programs for adult learners.
As an educator, I have first-hand experience and a deep understanding for the significant impact that one-on-one instruction and mentoring play in a student’s improved academics and self-esteem. Having the privilege to be a part of the Tutor Doctor Indy team has allowed me to utilize my years of experience in education to focus on each individual learner, understand and analyze their academic needs and identify the right support necessary for them to be successful. I have a strong commitment to a high-level of excellence and an unmatched client experience– this means Tutor Doctor Indy clients can be assured their student’s individual learning needs will always be a priority when selecting a tutor and providing the necessary ongoing support for their child’s educational journey.
At Tutor Doctor Indy, we carefully recruit and select top tutors who fully believe in our mission to change the trajectory of students’ lives. Our tutors are professionals that understand every student learns differently and their role is to support, mentor and uplift each student on their academic journey.
Our team has a wide-range of backgrounds and skill-sets, which means we are confident we have tutors for every type of learner! Our Tutor Doctor Indy tutors have a minimum of a high-school diploma and have achieved or are in the process of achieving a higher education degree. Our tutors all live in our local community, including Indianapolis and the surrounding areas, many who are current students at local universities such as IUPUI and Butler University, while others are business professionals, including teachers, professors, engineers, and lawyers.
Tutor Doctor Indy tutors are:
- Content Experts: Our tutors have a deep understanding for the subjects they teach. We carefully discuss with each tutor their subject strengths and how that translates to teaching others.
- Professional: Our tutors understand the importance of proactively communicating, committing to the agreed upon session days/times and providing an informative session report detailing what was covered in each tutoring session.
- Caring: Our tutors love to help others! They understand that each student learns differently and that different teaching methods need to be employed for each student to achieve those “lightbulb” moments!